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Too old to drive? Tips for families of elderly drivers

California and five other states require physicians to report patients who present a driving hazard, but some experts say healthcare providers are not really knowledgeable about what circumstances would prevent someone from being a safe driver. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.

Tonight on "NBC Nightly News," correspondent Miguel Almaguer reports on what some seniors are doing to stay on the road and how families and doctors struggle to cope with some of our most experienced drivers.

The Sharp Rehabilitation Adaptive Driving Program in San Diego helps seniors extend their driving years safely.


For millions of families across the country with aging parents, having that conversation about when to give up driving is oftentimes a difficult one. Everyday 10,000 Americans turn 65. And even though the crash rate for older drivers is actually down from 10 years ago, when there are accidents the chances of a fatality are higher. 

The AARP is offering an online seminar about how to assess driving skills of the older driver in your life, and how to have a conversation about driving. Click HERE for more information on the seminar. And for tips from the AAA, please click HERE

CarFit is an educational program that offers older drivers suggestions to improve their safety on the road.